Cartwright, who has been working as a junior designer in the local transportation department fails to see his parents' reasoning for his non-favored status. "I mean, it's not like I'm a bum or anything. I have a good job. I stop by on occasion and visit with them. Although they did always seem to prefer Roger."
Roger Cartwright is Brad Cartwright's older brother and former football star at Gladwell Highschool.
"Roger was the quarterback, he works at the bank and wears a tie every day. He has a dimple. OK he's the favorite, I get that. I could even see them liking my sister Pam a little better than me, even though they're paying for something like her seventh year of undergrad. But the china? It's not even that nice, I think they bought it in the 80s. And the dog? It's pooped on the new rug before. It's not like I've ever done anything like that."
When asked of her reasoning, Jesse Cartwright offered insight. "Well, it was time we told him. We've always valued honesty as a family. Brad's a good boy but he's always just lacked ... something: Roger's throwing arm, Pam's smile, the china's blue flowers. I've always loved those blue flowers. We kept waiting for Brad's hidden skill in accounting, or really anything to blossom but it just never did."